[GRLUG] Distro's - was GRLUG test comment

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at gmail.com
Thu May 4 15:53:44 EDT 2006

On 5/4/06, Adam bultman <adamb at glaven.org> wrote:
> It comes down to people liking to traipse around as root.

I think I agree...

> I discourage fellow admins from running around as root, since people
> *do* make mistakes, and that prompt for a password on the sudo command
> has saved me multiple times. Similarly, I've been present when someone
> running around as root does something horribly dumbassed, and I've got
> to help clean up, if not do it all.

I agree wholeheartedly.

> First thing I do on my ubuntu boxes is set a root password.  That way, I
> can clean up any filesystem damage if it drops to a shell when booting.

???  You always have single user mode.  No need for a root password to
repair filesystem damage.


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